In my experience, Loki is a god with many forms.
He acts to break illusions and sometimes to mold them. He shifts shapes to suit his needs, like all trickster deities. He crosses boundaries yet enforces them.
He is the heart of the hearth-fire, the liminal connection between the human world and the world of the gods.
He is a fierce protector of children and of all those who stand on the fringes – of social groups or society as a whole.
He enacts change, sometimes to a cataclysmic level.
He is an exacting god in that he will not allow you to hide from your deepest truths, the most unsettling aspects of your own psyche – he forces you to face yourself or run the risk of going mad.
He is not a safe god, and yet he is a god full of laughter and joy and beauty.
He is awe-inspiring, as all gods are.
He teaches you to see from perspectives vastly different than your own, to care for other people and other beings with a depth of compassion few of us ever realize.
He teaches you how to accept people for who they are, to see past their flaws – to see the way the flaws you perceive in another person is really what makes them the most beautiful.
And that is just part of the way I perceive him. It is not what everyone perceives of him, of course, as deities have far more aspects than a single person will ever be able to comprehend, let alone perceive.
Now, I leave you with this question: How do you perceive Loki, and how has he most impacted your life?